Week-ends (11/10/18)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Sana Moezzi

Tyler Carach

Terry Lauerman (we missed this one recently)

Mary Kennedy

Nancy Abell

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Ian David

Mother Nature

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We have every confidence in the results last night and we’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm about the race and the win that we had last night and the excitement about what’s coming to Wisconsin.”
Tony Evers after defeating WI Governor Scott Walker

“Thanks to Tony Evers for his gracious comments on our call today. I offered the full support of my staff and our cabinet as he begins the transition process.”
Gov. Walker in a statement after he called Evers to concede

“I’m eager to begin work with them (Republican legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau) in the near future on (finding) ways to solve the problems that are facing the state of Wisconsin and finding long-term bipartisan solutions on things that people care about like roads and ensuring we have a good public education system and health care.”
Gov-elect Evers

I would like to assure the citizens of Wisconsin that we will do our best to find common ground when possible.”
Robin Vos

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person.”
President Trump speaking to CNN’s Jim Acosta at a news conference at the White House

“Jim Acosta, not just yesterday but for two years now, has been making it about his own narcissistic purposes. Jim Acosta is not a serious White House correspondent; he is a 40-something member of a high school debate system who goes in there, takes a policy position, usually obviously against the administration, and debates the president, or debates Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and that’s not the role of a White House correspondent. He should be either going forward, a campaign strategist, a campaign spokesperson on the Democratic side, or perhaps an opinion host in CNN prime time, or a pundit, because that is what Jim Acosta really is.”
Joe Concha who writes for The Hill

“The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks…What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Michelle Obama denouncing President Trump’s “birther” campaign questioning her husband’s citizenship. In her memoir “Becoming,” set to come out Tuesday, Obama writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life to her amazement at becoming the country’s first black first lady.

“I guess she wrote a book. She got paid a lot of money to write a book. And they always insist you come up with controversial. Well, I’ll give you a little controversy back. I’ll never forgive [Barack Obama] for what he did to our United States military. By not funding properly, it was depleted. Everything was old and tired. And I came in and I had to fix it.”
President Trump’s reaction to Michelle Obama

“At your request, I am submitting my resignation.”
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a one-page letter to President Donald Trump, making clear his resignation was not voluntary

“Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl [Saturday Night Live] recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.” 
U.S. House Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw, after Saturday Night Live poked fun at his war injury. Crenshaw lost his right eye to an IED but returned to Afghanistan to serve two more tours.

“I swear Florida could be voting between ice cream and a kick to the head and the results would be 50.5%-49.5%.
Benjamin Park, a professor at Sam Houston State, on the close races in Florida for the U.S. Senate and governor

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The election mess in Florida

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

The Welfare Generation

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Inflated mass shooting numbers

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Mom, daughter give birth hours apart in same hospital

 

 

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